Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Ceisteanna (34)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

22 Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health and Children the criteria used in the decision to appoint persons (details supplied) to the board of the Health Service Executive; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16249/08]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health and Children)

Section 11(2) of the Health Act 2004 provides that appointments to the Board of the Health Service Executive are to be made from among persons who, in the Minister's opinion, have sufficient experience and expertise relating to matters connected with the Executive's functions to enable them to make a substantial contribution to the performance of those functions.

Both Board Members referred to by the Deputy have significant experience and expertise in the healthcare and financial sectors and I am confident that they will make a substantial contribution to the performance of the Executive.